Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Wooing Wednesday: BOOK BLOG TOUR!!! If the Earl Only Knew

As promised, today is the book blog tour for IF THE EARL ONLY KNEW! I was happy to read, review and be part of this tour as I really enjoyed this historical romance novel.  I have previously read (and reviewed) Amanda Forester's Marriage Mart Regency series.

(The Daring Marriages: #1)

Written by Amanda Forester
JULY 5, 2016; 384 Pages
Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: historical romance

(I received an ARC from the NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review.)


"The chase is on in award-winning author Amanda Forester's brand-new Regency romance series!

A sizzling scandal just waiting to happen…

Orphaned at a young age, Lady Katherine Ashton and her brother have spent most of their lives on the high seas, seeking to restore their family fortune through somewhat dubious means. After that kind of adventure, Kate knows she won't ever be accepted as a proper society lady.

To the annoyingly clever, temptingly handsome, and altogether troublesome Earl of Wynbrook, society ladies are a dead bore. Kate, on the other hand, is scandalous, alluring, and altogether fascinating. And Kate can't decide which she relishes more, the thrill of chasing fearsome pirates, or having Wynbrook chase after her..." (From Publisher)

I really enjoy Amanda Forester's wit and writing. Very much like Jane Austen, Forester means more than what she has literally written.  Forester writes strong sassy women that are trying to maneuver in a world dominated by men. I have to say...and hopefully, Amanda reads this...I kind of wish there was a novella when Kate was in her teens to early 20s (I can't say anymore without spoilers)! With the steamy romance of Kate and John we also have adventures, banter and realistic themes.  John's sister was in an accident and loses both of her legs.  I found this portion very interesting as you don't always get "disabilities" discussed in historical romances.  I am really hoping we get more Ellen and how she progresses in life. The adventures in this book involve both Kate and John and isn't just John rescuing Kate.  John, as well as a few other men, don't seem so rigid about gender roles especially when it comes to women they love (familial and romantic).  This is great as a beach read or after a hard day of takes you away but I will warn you that is a bit more than romance fluff!

*Please note: I would read Marriage Mart Regency Trilogy before reading this series IF you like to know all about reoccurring characters.  This character makes only a slight appearance but knowing that character's back story will make you chuckle and feel like you are in on the secrets!

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AMANDA FORESTER holds a PhD in clinical psychology and a Masters degree in theology.  As a psychologist, she has worked as a clinical researcher and a university instructor (what they call you when they don’t want to give you tenure).  None of which has anything to do with writing romance novels.  After trying for many years to stop the internal storylines floating around her head, she finally gave up and wrote one down.  Now when she is caught daydreaming and talking to herself she can just say, “I’m plotting a scene for my next novel,” which sounds so much better than, “I’m hallucinating and responding to internal stimuli.”

Amanda lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family, three lazy house pets and one destructive puppy who is part yellow lab part tornado.

Amanda enjoys writing historical romance and splits her time between the rugged Highlands of medieval Scotland and the lively banter within the drawing rooms of Regency England.  She enjoys researching the history almost as much as the writing, and attempts to provide the reader with a glimpse of the historical reality, though usually without the fleas.  She enjoys sharing her passion for romance and history and loves hearing from readers.

 k (My Novelesque Life)



  1. I love wit and sass. Definitely moving this author up on my list. Great review, Kris!

    1. Thanks!!! Please let me know what you think whenever you get to them.